Monday, November 01, 2010
Republican Thomas Foley now holds a sliver of a lead over Democrat Dan Malloy in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the 2010 Connecticut governor’s race. It’s the first time Foley’s been ahead since April.
The Republican now earns 48% support from Likely Voters in Connecticut, while Malloy gets 46% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
A week ago, Malloy, an ex-mayor of Stamford, held a 49% to 46% lead over Foley, a wealthy businessman and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Malloy has consistently been the front-runner in surveys dating back to May, with support ranging from 38% to 50%. Foley, in those same surveys, has earned 33% to 45% of the vote. But Foley has been closing the gap between the two over the past month.
The candidates held their final debate Friday night. This survey was conducted on Sunday.
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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on October 31, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Republican Linda McMahon receives her highest level of support to date, but she still trails Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal by seven points in the final Rasmussen Reports look at Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.
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